Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Beauty Wish List: Skin Care For Oily/ Combination Skin

I am always on the look out for skin care products that will improve my oily/combination, blemish prone skin. These are the five products that I've got my eye on at the moment, having heard and read good things about them over the last few months.

Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner
This toner has featured on most blogs that I read and is widely praised in the beauty blogging world. I use two toners in my skincare routine: an exfoliating one, which removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores, and a hydrating one, usually in the form of a mist, which adds essential  moisture back into the skin after cleansing (I've just starting using Caudalie Beauty Elixir- I'll keep you posted as to how I get on!). The Clarins exfoliating toner seems to work well at clearing up the skin and sounds like what I need. I can't wait to try it!

Alpha-H Liquid Gold
This is another cult product in the beauty world. It should be used around 3 times a week at night time, after cleansing, in place of toner, and should be left to work alone (i.e. without moisturiser on top of it) over night, in order to create a more even and glowing skin tone. Again, I've read so many good reviews about this product that I'm very intrigued about it and would love to try it. This can be bought from Cultbeauty in the UK.

REN ClearCalm3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser
This cleanser is aimed at blemish prone skin and seems to tick all the boxes that I'm after. REN is a brand that I'm fairly new to, although I've wanted to try their products for a while because they're natural and highly thought of. I've been using the REN ClearCalm3 night serum, which is part of this range, and so far it seems to be working quite well, so the cleanser is next on my wish list. This can be bought from Marks & Spencer's in the UK.

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask
This is another product that seems to be in every beauty blogger's cupboard, and that has received very high praise. It is a face mask that includes manuka honey, which hydrates it intensely, as well as cleansing it and providing an anti-oxidising treatment. I think I'm going to be buying this VERY soon as it just sounds amazing; both hydrating and blemish zapping! This can be bought from feelunique.

Elemental Herbology Moisture Milk
I came across this moisturiser after reading about it on the wonderful Jennypurr blog. It is a moisturiser specifically aimed at blemish-prone skin. It claims to 'balance oiliness, resolve congestion and shield against ageing oxidative damage'. This can be bought from Space NK or feelunique in the UK.

What do you think about my skin care wish list?  Have you tried any of these products? What are your product recommendations?

Rosy x


  1. I want to try them all! I have only dabbled in a couple of REN products but so far i like, same goes for Clairns i need to get that toner! Great post.

    Claire x|Claire does beauty

  2. Some amazing products there! I would love to try liquid gold!



  3. I love this REN cleanser, one of my favourite ever cleansers, if not products! I have acne and it really helped calm it down. Hope you get to try these soon x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  4. That's almost the exact same as my skincare wishlist! Liquid Gold has been at the top for ages, cant figure out why I haven't taken the plunge!

    Charlotte - xx

  5. Well, I would like to purchase all the items as my skin is oily and I was searching this type of products only to treat my oily skin.
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